Sport: The Brash Mr. Bond

From the moment he arrived in Newport last June with his twelve-meter yacht Southern Cross, Alan Bond has been upsetting the genteel traditions of America's Cup competition. First the Australian land promoter and mining tycoon uncrated 20,000 cans of Aussie Courage beer in a resort that prefers champagne or gin-and-tonics. Then he gave in to his crassly commercial instincts, briefly sporting the name of his own 20,000-acre development on the transom of his yacht. Finally, Southern Cross's tender rudely ran an opposition boat off its practice course. As if all that were not enough, later this month the brash Bond could...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!